This project provides 61 affordable housing units for seniors in an attractive, four-storey building. Gilchrist Manor makes use of insulated concrete form (ICF) construction. ICF is typically used in single-family residential construction; Abugov-Kaspar has made innovative use of ICF in the design of larger residential and commercial buildings, capitalizing on the product's superb energy efficency and sound attenuation.
Variations in the roofline and facade counter the volume of the building. A range of EIFS finishes provide a consistent cladding system that complements the ICF wall system.
To the rear of the building, a courtyard provides a communal recreation area for tenants.